City Centre Ajman’s opens new wing today with contemporary design and exciting debut brands
Major expansion adds car spaces, new stores, restaurants, leisure and entertainment options
18 Dec, 2017
Majid Al Futtaim – the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – is taking the shopping experience to the next level at City Centre Ajman as it launches a new wing with top global brands and restaurants that make their debut in the emirate.
City Centre Ajman has grown from 29,000 to 55,672 sqm in size as part of the ongoing redevelopment. The modern design of the extended wing with a skylight roof allowing natural light to stream into the mall during the day and the contrast lighting levels in the stores and new central galleria create a warm and inviting atmosphere for the visitors. Construction has been carried out in line with green building best practice and Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainability strategy. Innovative and energy-efficient design and procedures, including installing LED lighting and water-saving, low-flow faucets and fixtures will reduce the mall’s carbon footprint.
City Centre Ajman is addressing the changing expectations of its stylish customers by bringing 79 international fashion and lifestyle stores, and an al fresco dining experience as part of the expansion. US-based family restaurant Pizza Express and Mado Cafe, which is known for its comforting Turkish fare, make their foray into Ajman with an indoor and outdoor dining area at City Centre Ajman. Lifestyle brands including, Lush, MAC Cosmetics and Damas are also scheduled to open at the mall in the coming months.
“Since its launch in 1998, City Centre Ajman has continued to evolve and grow. The expansion cements the mall’s status as a regional shopping destination in the emirate,” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Managing Director for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Shopping Malls (UAE, Bahrain & Oman).
Taking customer feedback into consideration, the mall has boosted parking capacity from 750 to 1,800 – as part of the first phase of its AED 650 million enhancement project.
Keeping convenience and accessibility at the forefront of its upgrades, the mall has also added new toilets, baby changing rooms and prayer facilities, as well as a bigger Magic Planet entertainment centre in the new wing.
“We have upgraded this community-centered mall to an all-round shopping, dining and leisure destination with far-reaching appeal in the region, boosting the emirate’s retail economy. These improvements have also been undertaken to meet the changing expectations of our customers, who not only turn to us for all the best international brands under one roof but see City Centre Ajman as a destination where they can gather and create great moments with family and friends. The new wing, with its modern architecture, bigger stores and al fresco dining options, will offer a truly holistic experience to visitors.”
The opening of the new wing reiterates Majid Al Futtaim promise to bring an unparalleled shopping and entertainment experience to the Northern Emirates and our strategy to increase total investment in the UAE by AED 30 billion by 2026. The mall will continue to transform with many more new stores and restaurants opening in 2018 that will offer great moments for everyone, every day.